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This month's biggest takeaways: Mercury goes retrograde, Venus goes direct. The big news is wondrous Jupiter, the planet of luck, expansion, and tolerance, moves into the optimistic sign of Sagittarius. The future will look brighter; the possibilities are limitless. Cheers to happier days ahead !
Pay attention, Aries! November is a busy, kooky celestial month, touting a targeted to-do list. Priority #1, VOTE! Update that passport, buy a lotto ticket, and, all the while, dream about what you want to manifest looking forward. November kicks off with a new moon in Scorpio on November 7th. It falls into your 8th house of sex, money, intimacy, and transformation. Ooh, la la... Tie in that to-do list and the possibilities are downright decadent! The very next day, Jupiter, planet of luck, travel, education, and philosophy moves into the fiery sign of Sagittarius. Sag is Aries' all-time BFF and motivator of movement... So, for the next 13 months, Jupiter is encouraging you to jet set, expand your mind, find a guru, or go back to school. Can you think back to 2006, the last time Jupiter was in Sagittarius...any hits or special memories? Use them for inspiration! But keep you current 2018 wits about you. Please don't run off with the first right swipe that catches your eye until after November 15th when Venus, the planet of love, beauty and cash, goes direct. Venus redirects into your opposite sign of Libra, house of partnerships. If you'd like to succeed in relationships this month, Aries, remember to be kind and compromise! Capping it off, Mercury goes retrograde mere hours later. Aries, turn that attention back toward the varied and kooky. Be impeccable with your word, holding your tongue even when you're inclined not to. At the same time, back up your computer, double check emails, and keep dreaming about your future. For in 2019, those dreams are apt to find real truth.
Taurus, I do know you voted, most likely early, be mindful of emotional eating while awaiting election results. Rejoice and indulge in November, Taurus. Venus is back in the house! Your ruling planet, Venus, missing in action since October 5th, reappears on November 16th. It's time to re-focus on yourself. I know you won't object given your love of the good life and its comforts. Jupiter, the planet of travel, expansion, and philosophy, enters Sagittarius on November 8th to lend a helping hand. He will activate your house of money, sex, intimacy, and transformation. Jupiter hangs around for the next 13th months which hasn't happened since 2006; so enjoy! Your intimate relationships can deepen, especially in between the sheets. Sex it up! It's also a great time to secure an investor or loan and relish in more money. But please, Taurus, don't go too far overboard this month. Think joy meets practicality. Make sure to pay off the credit cards if borrowing funds. Also, get ready to implement the Mercury retrograde protocol. Mercury, the messenger, goes retrograde a few hours after Venus turns direct. Back up your computer, double check your emails, and slow down. You can even choose to take an electronic break if things go crazy haywire! In any case, November is about coming back and honoring self-reliant you, Taurus! Money and sex, are highlighted till December 2019, can I be you?
Gear up, Gemini; your world is about to change in the best possible ways! First, vote. Then post it all over social media, and sway all your friends to do the same; effecting positive action. On November 8th, Jupiter, the lucky planet of expansion, travel, education, and philosophy enters Sagittarius in your house of partnerships. Jupiter in Sagittarius is wise, optimistic, tolerant and future-oriented. I'm downright giddy with this bright alignment... All of your partnerships are poised to grow and thrive! And Jupiter stays here for 13 months. So, during this next year plus, expect to get hitched, find your soulmate, or connect with the business partner you've always wanted. Maybe you'll even get a partnership deal with an entrepreneur on Shark Tank?! It's all about future possibilities, inspiration, and great potential. Wow; it's a wondrous time to be you... Still, please be mindful of extravagance, over-reaching, and promising more than you can deliver. Despite all of this feel-good kumbaya, be aware of Mercury's retrograde starting on November 16th... Communication breakdown may affect you more than other signs, especially in the realm of partnerships. Before getting married, signing that business contract or Shark Tank deal, take a PAUSE! Oh, and chatty, Gemini, think before you speak, so there's no foot sticking out of your mouth or miring in later regrets. Patience is a virtue to honor now. Mercury will be back on track next month. In the meantime, back up your computer; triple check all emails, texts, and posts to social media. Gemini, amidst all of this possibility and interpersonal connection, keep dreaming about the future you most want to manifest.
Cancer, get going in November! First, bring your family, friends, and neighbors with you to vote. On November 7th, there is a new moon in Scorpio (always a BFF), activating your house of romance, creativity, and kids. The next day, Jupiter, the planet of education, travel, and philosophy enters into Sagittarius. Jupiter will hang out for the next 13 months in your 6th house of self-care, work, and the day-to-day mundane stuff we all must do. I know... But you've got over a year to work on yourself. Cancer, you are renowned for taking care of others. Please, now it's time to focus on you. Indulge and engage in self-care. Get inspired, take a nutrition class, try a new exercise, and make sure to infuse passion into each day. At the same time, beware, Jupiter expands everything, which may include your waistline. Watch what you eat and keep up with your doc appointments. Venus returns on November 15th; she will help smooth over any relationship issues. She's in Libra, the lovely diplomate activating your 4th house of home and family. Hosting Thanksgiving at your home could turn out lovely. The very next day, Mercury goes retrograde. Do the retrograde protection protocol: back up your computer; double check your emails and texts; and be prepared for canceled appointments. There may also be miscommunications with your co-workers. Please be mindful of your sensitive side, Cancer. With Mercury in, Sag, a sensitivity chip could go missing. Fear not; Mercury goes direct again in 3 weeks; you'll get through it. In the meantime, book a massage, hire a trainer and take a long nap. You'll need it.
Lucky Leo! November brings in some well-needed change. Are you hosting a voting party? If not, organize one. You know how to turn anything into a celebration. Vote first, party after--got it? The new moon in Scorpio falls on November 7th, highlighting home and family. This year, don't look to friends; instead go home to family or host Thanksgiving dinner at your place. The 8th welcomes a major celestial event as Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, enters Sagittarius, your partner in crime. Jupiter will be in your 5th house of creativity, romance, and joy. This is also Leo's natural house, though Jupiter hasn't resided here since 2006. Great news: this energy will last for 13 months, ushering in future possibilities, optimism, and inspiration. So, how do you see yourself in a year? Envision it and make it happen. Always magnetic, you're flaunting extra charisma now. If single, mingle. If attached, spice it up. The stage is yours, Leo! Maybe take that acting class you've always wanted. Take salsa lessons. Join a new meet up group. Just find a creative activity as an outlet and fly. Venus, the planet of love and beauty, turns direct on November 15, if you had relationship upsets, misunderstanding, she is here to mend them. She is in Libra, creating beauty and harmony, she's asking you to be nice to your siblings, especially over the Holidays, try not to hog all the attention. Mercury retrogrades 3 times a year and will go again on November 16th: communications run afoul; appointments don't show up; your text messages get misconstrued. So, back up your computer, double check all communications. Also, realize everyone may get annoyed with you during this time. Fall back on Jupiter's energy of change; please, prideful Leo; don't let it go to waste!
Take a breath, dear Virgo... November is going to be a relentless, busy month. First stop: the voting booth. I know you have already researched all of the candidates, amendments, and single items on the voting ballot, along with the nuances of how to make the process flow seamlessly. As the zodiac's most dutiful sign, please share this information with everyone you can--pronto! On November 7th, a new moon moves into Scorpio, your 3rd house, ruling attitude, mind, and communications. So, next up, Virgo, take the time to consciously release negative, critical thoughts. They just do not serve you and will hold things back. This is a time of expansion! The big, celestial event of November occurs the very next day (November 8th) when Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, enters Sagittarius. Get ready to enjoy a much-needed shift forward. Jupiter in Sagittarius brings optimism, extravagance, and tolerance. Whatever Jupiter touches grows and improves. Lucky you, Virgo! Jupiter will be activating your 4th house for the next 13th months! Now get busy on the home front. It's an ideal time to renovate, move, or expand your physical home. Family relationships can become healthier, more accepting, and loving during this time. Still, be careful; with Jupiter in Sagittarius, you must exercise excellent boundaries; maybe even lower your expectations. Budget wisely as things may cost more than planned. Protect your heart as relationships expand. And be prepared, especially when ruling Mercury goes retrograde on November 16th, if your calls, emails, or texts are ignored. Heed the warnings, Virgo; Best to lower your expectations of people at this time; it will save your relationships, I promise.
Are you ready to lead, Libra? Well, we need you... It's voting time; and as the Zodiac's quintessential diplomat, please rally everyone you can to head to the polls. You'll certainly be the most glamorous group of voters. November is jam-packed with celestial happenings that shine light upon you. On November 15th, the new moon lands in your 2nd house of self-worth and talent. Your talent is huge. Showcase it with the rest of us; and please, encourage others to do the same. The very next day (November 16th), Jupiter the wise planet of expansion, education, travel, and luck slides into Sagittarius, your great ally in the sky! Jupiter comes to inspire optimism and tolerance. He will be in your 3rd house of communications, intellect, and siblings for the next 13 months. Use this time to lean in Libra--study, learn, connect more deeply to your community and family. Just get inspired by the promise of future potential and new growth! Balance it all by taking to the cushion--Meditation will help quiet your thoughts and keep you grounded. You'll need this as Mercury goes retrograde in your house of communication; inhale/exhale; eat an edible; maybe just keep your cell on vibrate. The same day, guiding planet Venus is back in your first house, moving forward. This will bring more of your magic back! Libra, we all need heapings of kindness, tolerance, and love, especially now. And you're the one to lead the way.
Happy Birthday, Scorpio! I wish you the best year yet, one full of delicious surprises. First, please go vote. You don't have to share given your penchant for privacy. Plus, you've probably already voted absentee so noone was looking over your shoulder at the ballot booth. The new moon in Scorpio lands in your first house of self, on November 6th, shining the spotlight on you, oh, mysterious one. Do not shy away. The next day, Jupiter leaves Scorpio, where it's been positioned since last October, and enters Sagittarius. For your birthday, enjoy Jupiter's shift and a renewed focus on optimism, future possibilities, and expansion. Next gift: Jupiter moves into your 2nd house of talents, cash flow, and self-worth for the upcoming 13 months. Think back to 2006, what was going on then? Well, this cycle will be way better. Now, the experience will be like the best possible repeat of 2006, but from the vantage point of an older, wiser, and hopefully, more self-aware you. Jupiter will help manifest what you most desire, Scorpio. So, if you want to make more money, set a plan in motion. A new job or creative venture? Tap into your plethora of talents. Feeling low? Build up that self-worth and really consider what you value most in this life. Experiences are much more apt to bring you happiness than money alone. Just please make sure that you leverage this time of bountiful energy and opportunity for expansion. You've got a little over a year to figure it out. November 15th is one, busy astrological day. Venus goes direct, meaning she will no longer mess with your relationships, leaving you in charge! Meanwhile, Mars, your ruler, moves into Pisces. A fellow water sign and compadre, Mars is very aligned with your Scorpio nature and will absolutely have your back. Hold tight because Mercury goes retrograde on the same day. Trickster Mercury can wreak havoc on communication in all forms. Double check emails, texts, social media, and take a thoughtful pause before you speak. Scorpio, cheers to a magical month and coming year. May you indulge in the surprises and find your hidden treasures.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)
Oh, Sagittarius, hang in there. I promise it's going to get better! First; I know you'll get your vote in, no matter the method. Do make sure your friends do the same. As the most optimistic sign of the zodiac, you may be wondering what the hell's been going on, especially if not feeling your normal, happy self. Well, good news; November is the game-changer! On November 8th, Jupiter, your planetary ruler is moving into your own sign, Sag. You'll be back to your optimistic, vibrant, jovial self in no time. And that's good news for the rest of us, particularly now. Get ready to experience major, positive shifts over the next year as Jupiter showers you with its hallmark luck and abundance. This is not the year to hide or wander away, Sag. We all need your positivity. So go out, cultivate open-mindedness, and shine your bright light. Your dreams will transform into reality; I'd hate for you to waste this precious opportunity which occurs celestially, only every 12 years. On November 15th, Venus goes direct and any relationship issues should ease up and find a resolution. A few hours later, Mercury, the planet of communication, goes retrograde for the third time this year. You know what this means--back up your computer, prep for tech problems, and double check all forms of communication. Sag, you're known to be blunt; please, with all of these shifts taking place, remember to stay sensitive to others' needs. They need you. We need you. And we welcome you back with open arms!
Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19)
Capricorn, help us out! You know people heed your sage advice; so text, call, gather your peeps and make sure they vote. We already know that you fulfilled your civic duty! On November 7th, the new moon enters Scorpio, your house of friends, community, and like-minded tribe. Yes, of course, go and network; but since it's always about work with you, Cap, please have some fun with your friends too. November's big celestial event comes the very next day, when Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, moves into Sagittarius. Put the nice people aside for a stint; it's now time to go inward. The solitude feeds your soul. Jupiter will be in the 12th house--this is a focal point for retreat, subconscious, dreams, and intuition. It's a great opportunity to focus on yourself and healing. Do book that silent retreat you've always wanted, volunteer, or learn to meditate. Find your guru. Trust me, Cap; you need this, you'll gain greater clarity and peace of mind. Jupiter in the 12th house is like an angel who's got your back. This cycle is deep and transformative; and, what a relief... It will last for over a year. You have been besieged by Pluto and Saturn, the outer planets, who, frankly, kicked your ass. Be prepared for one crazy day in the sky come November 15th, Venus is back after being underground for 40 days; then a few hours later, Mercury goes retrograde. Venus shines brightly in your 10th house of career; so you can loosen up there even more. Mercury retrograde lights up the 12th house of secrets, hidden agendas, miscommunications. Be mindful of your words. I'd keep your ideas secret until Mercury goes direct next month. Capricorn, you're ambitious, determined, and so helpful to others. Let Jupiter help you this month, Cap, as it gets you ready for some ginormous shifts coming to your life by 2020!
Aquarius: It's time to mobilize. You have tons of friends. Implore them to vote and bring your people to the polls! You can turn it into a fun, social activity. November is loaded with celestial shifts. The months kicks off with a new moon in Scorpio on November 7th, activating your 10th house of career. Plant those seeds of intention, and watch them flourish. We're talking beanstalk potential... The very next day, Jupiter, the planet of luck, expansion, and travel moves into Sagittarius for the first time since 2006. Jupiter will be accessing the area of your chart dealing with networks, community, and dreams. Get out there and mingle; meet new people, and watch your social life light up. Aquarius, you love to roll with a posse, the more the merrier; so you're going to relish in this cycle. Just think of all the opportunities and connections to be made! It's like a social smorgasbourg. Be prepared for November 15th; its one of those cray cray astrological days, where too much shifting happens all at once. Venus is back after 40 days of being retrograde; a few hours later, Mercury goes retrograde. Seriously? With Venus shining brightly in your 9th house, a long, weekend getaway with your love would be ideal. If single, travel and have a spur-of-the-moment love affair. Meanwhile, trickster Mercury will be causing havoc. Be aware of mixed messages with friends, with your new hook-ups, and on social media accounts. I'd say triple check all communications before sending. But take comfort in remembering that if any sign can get away with saying the wrong thing, it is you, dear Aquarius.
Dreamy Pisces, get your head out of the clouds and remember to vote! This month is full of action. Are you ready? On November 7th, the new moon in Scorpio highlights travel, adventure, and new cultures. It's time to buy that plane ticket, grab your passport, and head out of town. The very next day, Jupiter moves into Sagittarius. This marks a major celestial event which hasn't happened for you since 2006! Do you recall what was going on then? Jupiter brings luck, expansion, future possibilities, and optimism in Sagittarius. Your career is about to take off! For the next 13 months, Jupiter will be vibrating so much positive energy into your career sector. Please, Pisces, don't waste this opportunity to advance your professional life; it only comes along every 12 years. Get clear on what you wish to accomplish. Now, you should look up the sky, stare at the clouds, and dream big. The opportunities will be overflowing; just make sure you choose the correct path forward because we all know that decision making is not your forte. With Jupiter's helping hand, you can totally make them a reality. On November 15th, Venus, and Mercury switch things up as Venus goes direct and Mercury goes retrograde. With Venus now direct, cash should start flowing in and relationships improve. Mercury, on the other hand, could mess with communications, even in your flowing career. So, do some triple checks before hitting send, especially on exchanges with the boss! You may also want to hold off signing business contracts until Mercury goes direct again next month. In any case, action and adventure are yours for the taking this month. If you dream it, it will likely come.